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Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) are technologies that enable the control and delivery of electrical energy. These technologies are growing fast and are used across many sectors.

PEMD includes propulsion in transportation, energy generation and distribution, industrial machines and robotics. Innovative PEMD technologies are used in supply chains, like conductors and semiconductors including especially wide bandgap, converter/inverter systems, novel electric motor topologies, as well as integration and control strategies.

PEMD is a major contributor to economic growth and carbon reduction. It’s making a real difference in helping governments worldwide reach their Net Zero target.

This field is critical to the decarbonisation of sectors such as Automotive, Aviation, Rail, Marine, Energy generation and Industrial Drives. PEMD also enables innovative solutions such as e-mobility as well as personal and autonomous transportation.

Part of our work to support the sector includes being involved with the ISCF Wave 3 Driving the Electric Revolution Programme. It’s an £80M programme that aims to accelerate the uptake of PEMD towards a Green Economic Recovery. As part of the programme, we deliver market intelligence and community building events. We also help innovators to connect with other parts of the PEMD supply chain.

Our Power Electronics (PEMD) Expert

Paul Huggett

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Funding Opportunities

Driving the Electric Revolution: Building Talent for the Future 2

Innovate UK’s Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £4.5 million in projects to create and deliver course content and materials that will support skills, talent and training across Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) manufacturing and supply chains.

Opens: 10/01/2022 Closes: 02/02/2022

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Novel energy storage for sea and land based applications

The Innovate UK KTN Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside a British multinational company that is trying to overcome a significant challenge related to energy storage. To help address this challenge, the company is looking for solution providers across the research and innovation ecosystem.

Opens: 10/01/2022 Closes: 21/02/2022

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10th February

Driving the Electric Revolution presents: Supporting EDI in the engineering workplace

Join us for this first session in Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector. This online event aims to develop the conversation around making inclusive training programmes and make you think about EDI in a new way.

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News

14.12.2021

Driving the Electric Revolution - tackling equality, diversity and inclusion in the PEMD sector

Driving the Electric Revolution’s new webinar series is dedicated to tackling equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) challenges within the power electronics, machines and drives sector.

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25.01.2022

Driving the Electric Revolution Engage with...Webinar Highlights

Innovate UK KTN has hosted over 50 ‘Engage with…’ webinars to support the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge, and this article outlines some of the key highlights from this webinar series.

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